Contact Information for Curriculum Questions/Technical Assistance
Phone: (209) 575-6893
Curriculum Development, Review and Approval
A college curriculum - its breadth and rigor of courses, requirements for degrees and certificates, and the pathways that attending students take to finish them - is what defines the educational quality of an institution. At this site faculty, staff, and administrators at Modesto Junior College can find resources to support the creation, ongoing review, and management of curriculum - courses, degrees, and certificates at MJC, in support of the MJC mission.
The Modesto Junior College Curriculum Committee reviews curriculum and academic policies to ensure compliance with Title 5 and California Education Code prior to recommendation to the District Governing Board for final approval. The committee also ensures that curriculum is sound, comprehensive, and responsive to the evolving needs of our students as well the academic, business, and local communities.
Approved by the Curriculum Committee (11/18/14)
- Curriculum meetings are open to the public. Attendance is encouraged for those who develop or are impacted by proposed changes to curriculum.
- All scheduled Tuesday meetings take place via zoom for spring and summer 2020. See Kelly Addington for zoom meeting information or link provided at the top of each agenda.
- DE Addendum proposals are approved effective the semester after approval by the Curriculum Committee. If your course is approved in the fall then the effective date is spring.
- Course and program proposals approved now through Fall 2020 (Last October meeting) will take effect Summer 2021
- All Curriculum Committee Meetings are recorded
- Meeting Agendas and Minutes can be found at the following link:
- 2020-2021 Curriculum Committee Meeting Dates
Distance Education Addendum
How to Complete the DE Addendum:
To submit for Curriculum Review:
- Use Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to complete the form fields, and save as a PDF
- Email completed form to your Curriculum Committee Rep and Dean
- After Review and approval by both the Rep and Dean via email is completed, Dean must forward the addendum via email to: Heather Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org
- F-18 Evidence Form
- Curriculum Committee Unit Review Process Document
- AB 705: What is AB 705?
- ACCJC Accreditation Standards (Adopted June 2014)
- Approved TMC Templates at the CCCCO
- Chancellor's Office Curriculum Inventory (New 2017 COCI 2.0 Inventory)
- Check the status of a statewide TMC (ADT) at MJC (Rev. 04/26/18)
- Class Capacity Determination Form (Used for Determining New Course Class Capacity)
- Curriculum Review Matrix for 2018-2023 (Approved 11/21/17)
- Curriculum Review Matrix for 2013-2018 (Approved 09/10/13)
- C-ID PowerPoint
- Course Proposal Justification Form (Approved by CC 11/04/14, rev. 11/24/14)
- Course Quality and Currency Criteria (Approved March 20, 2018)
- Curriculum Committee Documents and Resolutions Voted on by Academic Senate
(Sunset Policy, Independent Study Form, Resolution F 15-D, Curriculum Review Process, Course Justification form and more)
- Curriculum Committee Review Process (Approved by Academic Senate 04/16/15)
- Curriculum Committee Training Day Resources
- How to review an MJC course to see if it aligns with a C-ID descriptor
- Program and Course Approval Handbook 7th Edition (PCAH)